21 December; ABU DHABI (UAE) – FINA and Myrtha Pools today announced the renewal of their long term partnership that will see Myrtha proudly continue as one of FINA’s Official Partners for the next four years, through 2025.

Announced on the pool deck of the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2021 in Abu Dhabi, the extension of the partnership with Myrtha Pools will see Myrtha continue to supply state-of-the-art competition pools for the FINA World Championships and FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

“We would like to thank our friends at Myrtha Pools for their continued trust and commitment to FINA, aquatics athletes, officials and our volunteers. FINA and Myrtha Pools share the same values, we are both deeply committed to the development and growth of aquatics worldwide. Our relationship with Myrtha ensures that we can continue to provide the best possible conditions for elite athletes, but also create more opportunities around the world for young people to start their aquatics journey,” said FINA President Captain Husain Al-Musallam.

"We are very excited to announce today the extension of our partnership with FINA. It has been a great journey since 2009 that we are now carrying into the future together, said Myrtha Pools CEO Mr Roberto Colletto.

“We are particularly happy that the new agreement will also include FINA’s Pools for All programme, a great initiative that will allow us to support FINA not only for big events, but also promote swimming as a sport and an essential life skill worldwide."

Myrtha Pools were first used at an international FINA event during the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 1994, held on the main tennis court of Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.

As part of the partnership extension, an internship programme will also be introduced, creating opportunities for selected athletes to work at the Myrtha Pools headquarters in Italy and its various offices around the world. The new agreement also sees Myrtha support FINA’s Pools for All programme, an initiative launched in 2019 to promote and develop grassroots aquatics participation around the world.